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for the price you'll pay for any of these gpus, i think it goes without saying that watercooling is a must. no need for sound test. lol

I bought the HD 7970 with the intention of staying air cooled so i can upgrade GPU much easier that way. 1 week latter water block arrived. I could live with GTX Titan/GTX 690 though.
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How likely is it that the fans spin up this loud during gaming?

I was thinking of getting a 7950 but that sound is really putting me off.
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I bought the HD 7970 with the intention of staying air cooled so i can upgrade GPU much easier that way. 1 week latter water block arrived. I could live with GTX Titan/GTX 690 though.

you know what some say here in ocn . . . watercooling is not complete if the gpu(s) is/are not in the loop.
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How likely is it that the fans spin up this loud during gaming?

I was thinking of getting a 7950 but that sound is really putting me off.

when it had the stock (3 fan) cooler with my gigabyte windforce, i had to check sometimes if the fans were indeed spinning. i game with the gpu at stock and cpu oc'ed. metro and c3 are prolly the only games where oc'ing the 7950 for single 1080 res and even then you can leave the fan in auto. reference is a different story.
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How likely is it that the fans spin up this loud during gaming?

I was thinking of getting a 7950 but that sound is really putting me off.

HD 7950 cards with custom cooler designs like sapphire dual x , gigabyte windforce3x, his iceq, msi twin frozr maintain low temps and low noise. the reference HD 7950 and XFX DD cooler designs are what you need to stay away from .
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Ah.

I see, What exactly is wrong with them?
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post #16 of 19
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Ah.

I see, What exactly is wrong with them?

they are loud and temps are higher. overclocking with these coolers get even worse wrt temps / noise.
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post #17 of 19
What I don't get is why can't AMD just put some effort into picking out a quieter cooling solution. This stuff actually matters to people, and honestly when the cards perform nearly the same, sound is something that I consider when buying. Nvidia wins in this regard every generation, come on now AMD.
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What I don't get is why can't AMD just put some effort into picking out a quieter cooling solution. This stuff actually matters to people, and honestly when the cards perform nearly the same, sound is something that I consider when buying. Nvidia wins in this regard every generation, come on now AMD.

GTX680 vs HD 7970 Stock Cooler. One Runs louder and cooler, others runs quieter and hotter. Just because 7970s Cooler is louder @ 100% does not mean much because it does spin much faster. With HD 7970 with Fan @ 100% i was getting almost water cooling like temps.
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Now test at max speed. My 6970 is scary at 100%.
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